Jianguo Liu

Jianguo Liu

Director

Office Phone: 517-432-5025

Email: liuji@msu.edu

Bio:

 A human-environment scientist and sustainability scholar, Jianguo "Jack" Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University and also serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.

Liu came to MSU after completing his postdoctoral work at Harvard University. He also has been a guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a visiting scholar at Stanford (2001–2002), Harvard (2008) and Princeton (2009).

His broad interests include the integration of ecology with social sciences. Liu is particularly keen to connect seemingly unconnected issues, for example divorce and environmental sustainability.

Jack Liu at tree in China

Liu takes a holistic approach to addressing complex human-environmental challenges through systems integration, which means he integrates multiple disciplines such as ecology and social sciences. His work has been published in journals such as Nature and Science, and has been widely covered by the international news media. Liu has served on various international and national committees and panels. He is a past president of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE). He also is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science and leads the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS-Net.org).

In recognition of his efforts and achievements in research, teaching, and service, Liu has received many awards, such as being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Guggenheim Fellowship Award, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Distinguished Service Award from US-IALE and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship from the Ecological Society of America.

Research Interests:

Coupled human and natural systems (CHANS); sustainability; telecoupling; China's environment; household-environment interactions; systems integration and modeling.

 Publications

Title Book/Journal Year
Significance of Telecoupling for Exploration of Land-Use Change Rethinking Global land Use in an Urban Era 2014
Applications of the Telecoupling Framework to Land-Change Science Rethinking Global land Use in an Urban Era 2014
Impact of Livestock on Giant Pandas and their Habitat Journal for Nature Conservation 2014
Natural recovery and restoration in giant panda habitat after the Wenchuan earthquake Forest Ecology and Management 2014
Long­term dynamics of household size and their environmental implications Population and Environment 2014
Assessing the Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services: an Agent-Based Modeling Approach Ecology & Society 2014
Evaluating Conservation Effectiveness of Nature Reserves Established for Surrogate Species: Case of a Giant Panda Nature Reserve in Qinling Mountains, China Chinese Geographical Science 2014
Forest Sustainability in China and Implications for a Telecoupled World Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 2013
The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society 2013
Assessing spatiotemporal changes in tiger habitat across different land management regimes Ecosphere 2013
Integrated assessments of payments for ecosystem services programs PNAS 2013
Complex Forces Affect China’s Biodiversity Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropics 2013
A low-carbon road map for China Nature 2013
Revising China’s Environmental Law Science 2013
Spatial Assessment of Attitudes Toward Tigers in Nepal AMBIO 2013
Performance and prospects of payments for ecosystem services programs: Evidence from China Journal of Environmental Management 2013
Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World Ecology and Society 2013
Nonlinear effects of group size on collective action and resource outcomes PNAS 2013
Going Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: An Index System of Human Well-Being PLoS One 2013
Going Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: An Index System of Human Dependence on Ecosystem Services PLoS One 2013
Effects of Global Household Proliferation on Ecosystem Services Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture 2013
Water conservancy projects in China: Achievements, challenges and way forward Global Environmental Change 2013
Evaluation of Ecosystem Service Policies from Biophysical and Social Perspectives: The Case of China Encyclopedia of Biodiversity 2013
Effects of conservation policies on forest cover change in giant panda habitat regions, China Land Use Policy 2013
Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to population-environment research for sustainability aims: a review and appraisal Population and Environment 2013
Improving the efficiency of conservation policies with the use of surrogates derived from remotely sensed and ancillary data Ecological Indicators 2012
Modelling for forest management synergies and trade-offs: Northern hardwood tree regeneration, timber and deer Ecological Modelling 2012
Climate-change impacts on understorey bamboo species and giant pandas in China’s Qinling Mountains Nature Climate Change 2012
Coexistence between wildlife and humans at fine spatial scales PNAS 2012
Water Sustainability for China and Beyond Science 2012
Utility of a psychological framework for carnivore conservation Oryx 2012
How Perceived Exposure to Environmental Harm Influences Environmental Behavior in Urban China AMBIO 2012
Weak Ties, Labor Migration, and Environmental Impacts: Toward a Sociology of Sustainability Organization & Environment 2012
Drivers and Socioeconomic Impacts of Tourism Participation in Protected Areas PLoS One 2012
Relationship between floristic similarity and vegetated land surface phenology: Implications for the synoptic monitoring of species diversity at broad geographic regions Remote Sensing of Environment 2012
Long-Term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China) Human Population: Its Influences on Biological Diversity 2011
Assessing Attitudes Toward Wildlife Ownership in United States–Mexico Borderlands Society and Natural Resources 2011
Evaluating the efficacy of zoning designations for protected area management Biological Conservation 2011
Combined long-term effects of variable tree regeneration and timber management on forest songbirds and timber production Forest Ecology and Management 2011
Agent-based modeling of the effects of social norms on enrollment in payments for ecosystem services Ecological Modeling 2011
Impact of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake on biodiversity and giant panda habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve, China Ecological Research 2011
Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges, and Strategies Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 2011
Temporal transferability of wildlife habitat models: implications for habitat monitoring Journal of Biogeography. 2011
Effects of attitudinal and sociodemographic factors on pro-environmental behaviour in urban China Environmental Conservation 2011
The Largest World's Fair Science 2010
Views of Private-Land Stewardship among Latinos on the Texas-Tamaulipas Border Environmental Communication 2010
From plot to landscape scale: linking tropical biodiversity measurements across spatial scales Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2010
An Integration of Habitat Evaluation, Individual Based Modeling, and Graph Theory for a Potential Black Bear Population Recovery in Southeastern Texas, USA Landscape Ecology 2010
Using cost-effective targeting to enhance the efficiency of conservation investments in payments for ecosystem services. Conservation Biology 2010
Effects of local and regional landscape characteristics on wildlife distribution across managed forests Forest Ecology and Management 2010
China, India, and the Environment Science 2010
China’s Road to Sustainability Science 2010
Mapping understory vegetation using phenological characteristics derived from remotely sensed data Remote Sensing of Environment 2010
Range-wide analysis of wildlife habitat: Implications for conservation Biological Conservation 2010
Long-term effects of family planning and other determinants of fertility on population and Environment: Agent-Based Modeling Evidence from Wolong Nature Reserve, China Population and Environment 2010
The Largest World's Fair Science 2010
Sustainability: A Household Word Science 2010
China’s Environmental Challenges and Implications for the World Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 2010
Effects of Natural Disasters on Conservation Policies: The Case of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China Ambio 2010
Two from China Science 2010
The impact of giant panda foraging on bamboo dynamics in an isolated environment Plant Ecology 2010
Article written on the background of the Nature paper (China's Environment in a globalizing world) Science Focus (In Chinese) 2009
Spatial and temporal patterns of fuelwood collection in Wolong Nature Reserve: Implications for panda conservation Landscape and Urban Planning 2009
Factors affecting land reconversion plans following a payment for ecosystem service program Biological Conservation 2009
Linking social norms to efficient conservation investment in payments for ecosystem services PNAS 2009
Evaluating Hunter Support for Black Bear Restoration in East Texas Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2009
Impacts of Religion on Environmental Worldviews: The Teton Valley Case Society and Natural Resources 2008
Property rights and landscape planning in the intermountain west: The Teton Valley case Landscape and Urban Planning 2008
Human Impacts on Regional Avian Diversity and Abundance Conservation Biology 2008
Effects of Fuelwood Collection and Timber Harvesting on Giant Panda Habitat Use Biological Conservation 2008
Evaluating MODIS Data for Mapping Wildlife Habitat Distribution Remote Sensing of Environment 2008
Evaluating Household-Level Relationships between Environmental Views and Outdoor Recreation: The Teton Valley Case Leisure Sciences An Interdisciplinary Journal 2008
Ecological and socioeconomic effects of China’s policies for ecosystem services PNAS 2008
Land use change: complexity and comparisons Journal of Land Use Science 2008
In Their Words: Integrate Disciplines Nature 2008
Policy Forum Offered New Ideas Science 2008
Distribution of Economic Benefits from Ecotourism: A Case Study of Wolong Nature Reserve for Giant Pandas in China Environmental Management 2008
Ecological and Socioeconomic Effects of China’s Policies for Ecosystem Services PNAS 2008
Revolutionizing China's Environmental Protection Science 2008
Influence of Urban Immigrants on Outdoor Recreation and Land Use in Teton Valley Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 2007
Reconciling Wildlife Management’s Conflicted Purpose With a Land Community Worldview Journal of Wildlife Management 2007
The Impact of Water Security on Freshwater Fisheries Management: A Multinational Perspective American Fisheries Soceity Symposium 49 2007
Spatial Distribution of Attitudes Toward Proposed Management Strategies for a Wildlife Recovery Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2007
Temporal changes in giant panda habitat connectivity across boundaries of Wolong Nature Reserve, China Ecological Applications 2007
A household perspective for biodiversity conservation Journal of Wildlife Management 2007
Resident Attitudes toward Black Bears and Population Recovery in East Texas Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2007
Land Use Change Around Protected Areas: Management to Balance Human Needs and Ecological Function Ecological Applications 2007
Environmental Impacts of Divorce PNAS 2007
Coupled Human and Natural Systems Ambio 2007
Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems Science 2007
Designing a conservation plan for protecting the habitat for giant pandas in the Qionglai mountain range, China Diversity and Distributions 2006
Assessment of giant panda habitat in the Daxiangling Mountain Range, Sichuan, China Biodiversity Science (in Chinese) 2006
Linking Land-Change Science and Policy: Current Lessons and Future Integration Key Public Policy Lessons from Land-Change Science 2006
Local spatial modeling of white-tailed deer distribution Ecological Modelling 2006
A New Spatial-Attribute Weighting Function For Geographically Weighted Regression Canadian Journal of Forest Research 2006
Interactive Effects Of Natural And Human Disturbances On Vegetation Dynamics Across Landscapes Ecological Applications 2006
Impacts of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors on Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Panda Habitat Biodiversity and Conservation 2006
Effects of Zoonotic Disease Attributes on Public Attitudes Towards Wildlife Management The Journal of Wildlife Management 2006
Progress toward Restoring the Everglades Progress toward Restoring the Everglades 2006
Wildlife Loss through Domestication: the Case of Endangered Key Deer Conservation Biology 2005
Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics and interactions of households, landscapes, and giant panda habitat Ecological Modelling 2005
Exploring Complexity in a Human-Environment System: An Agent-based Spatial Model for Multidisciplinary and Multiscale Integration Annals of the Association of American Geographers 2005
Beyond Population Size: Examining Intricate Interactions among Population Structure, Land Use, and Environment in Wolong Nature Reserve (China) Population, Land Use, and Environment Research Directions 2005
China’s Environment in a Globalizing World-How China and the Rest of the World Affect Each Other Nature 2005
Assessing Landowner Activities Related to Birds Across Rural-to-Urban Landscapes Environmental Management 2004
A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation Giant Panda: Conservation Priorities for the 21st Century 2004
Science Commentary: SARS, Wildlife, and Human Health Science 2003
Human Impacts on Land Cover and Panda Habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve Linking Ecological, Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Behavioral Data People and the Environment:Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS 2003
Adolescents Leaving Parental Home: Psychosocial Correlates and Implications for Conservation Population and Environment 2003
Effects of household dynamics on resource consumption and biodiversity Nature 2003
Protecting China 's biodiversity Science 2003
Some Roots of Terrorism Population and Environment 2002
Peer Review in the Classroom BioScience 2002
Modeling the Choice to Switch from Fuelwood to Electricity Implications for Giant Panda Habitat Conservation Ecological Economics 2002
Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resources Management Cambridge University Press 2002
DeerKBS: A Knowledge-Based System for White-Tailed Deer Management Ecological Modelling 2001
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Endangered Species Hotspots in the United States Conservation Biology 2001
A Socio-Economic-Ecological Simulation Model of Land Acquisition to Expand a National Wildlife Refuge Ecological Modelling 2001
Simulating Demographic and Socioeconomic Processes on Household Level and Implications for Giant Panda Habitats Ecological Modelling 2001
Ecological degradation in protected areas: The Case of Wolong Nature Reserve for Giant Pandas Science 2001
Integrating ecology with human demography, behavior, and socioeconomics: Needs and approaches Ecological Modelling 2001
Community structure analysis of giant panda habitat in Wolong Acta Ecologica Sinica (In Chinese) 2000
Studying Wildlife at Local and Landscape Scales: Bachman's Sparrows at the Savannah River Site Studies in Avian Biology 2000
A Global Programme in Interdisciplinary Forest Research: The CTFS Perspective Journal of Tropical Forest Science 1999
White-tailed Deer Management Options Model (DeerMOM): Design, Quantification, and Application Ecological Modelling 1999
Stimulating Effects of Landscape Context and Timber Harvest on Tree Species Diversity Ecological Applications 1999
Spatial and Temporal Impacts of Adjacent Areas on the Dynamics of Species Diversity in a Primary Forest Cambridge Press 1999
Changes in Human Population Structure: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 1999
Framework for Evaluating the Effects of Human Factors on Wildlife Habitat: the Case of Giant Pandas Conservation Biology 1999
FORMOSAIC: An Individual-Based Spatially Explicit Model for Simulating Forest Dynamics in Landscape Mosaics Ecological Modelling 1998
Individual-based simulation models for forest succession and management Forest Ecology and Management 1995
Linking contemporary vegetation models and spatially explicit animal population models Ecological Applications 1995
Usefulness of spatially explicit animal models in land management Ecological Applications 1995
Potential Effects of a Forest Management Plan on Bachman's Sparrows (Aimophila aestivalis): Linking a Spatially Explicit Model with GIS Conservation Biology 1995
Ecological and economic effects of forest landscape structure and rotation length: simulation studies using ECOLECON Ecological Economics 1994
Modeling animal populations in changing landscapes IBIS 1994
Discounting initial population sizes for predicting extinction probabilities in patchy environments Ecological Modelling 1993
ECOLECON: A spatially-explicit model for ECOLogical-ECONomics of species conservation in complex forest landscapes Ecological Modelling 1993
Population dynamics in complex landscapes: a case study Ecological Applications 1992